This should really be for Sunday, but Sirius seemed quite impatient, so …
Here, he writes:
Notice that the ire of the TE brigades is strictly reserved for the IDers, who tell us that Darwin’s SCIENCE is bad. Mostly it consists of extrapolation from micro- to macro-evolution.
The TE’s are more afraid of getting a thumbs down from the science establishment than they are getting a thumbs down from God.
Yes, and that’s the whole point.
They would like to make Christianity somehow compatible with metaphysical naturalism, which is where the social power and grants are. But silly old Christians won’t go along.
Fine. Two things: As I said earlier, who cares whether the god of Calvin College would or even could create anything?
If Templeton wants to give money to support such a deity and such a cause, who are we to say anything? For sure, we have better things to do.
Of course Christians for Darwin hate ID!
The real story is the growth of non-Darwinian understandings of evolution, but there is no reason to expect to hear much about that from people whose job is to market Darwin to the churched masses.
They count on the masses’ (and our) stupidity and are often disappointed.